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New operator and development partner for Wales and Borders

On 23 May it was announced that KeolisAmey had won the £5 billion contract to run the Wales and Borders rail franchise over the...

London Underground Deep Tube Upgrade

On 15 June 2018, Transport for London (TfL) confirmed its intention “to award Siemens Mobility Limited a contract of around £1.5 billion to design and build...

How optimising energy usage reduces carbon emissions

Legally bound by the Climate Change Act of 2008, the UK needs to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent in comparison...

Full Glasgow to Edinburgh electric service in July

With electrification delays and windscreen problems on the new Hitachi class 385 EMUs, passengers between Scotland’s two big cities have been waiting for some...

Class 385 debut further delayed

When Abellio took over the ScotRail franchise in April 2015, it had 22 months to replace six-coach diesel trains on the Edinburgh to Glasgow...

Changing trains in Scotland

With around 7,000 new rail vehicles on order to replace more than half of the passenger rolling stock fleet, Britain’s trains are about to...

How to Refit a Train in 9 days (Mid-life Refresh of Siemens’ Class 185 DMUs)

Rail Engineer’s report on the 2017 RVE Exhibition (issue 157, November 2017) featured a paragraph describing the mid-life refresh of the Siemens Class 185...

Northern’s trains from Spain

Of the current orders for 6,000 or so new rail vehicles, destined for routes and operators around the country, only 286 will be diesel...

On board ScotRail’s new Class 385

Rail Engineer editor David Shirres was given the opportunity to ride on one of ScotRail’s new Hitachi-built Class 385 units during one of its mileage accumulation runs.

Poor asset management can have catastrophic consequences

Matthew Justin, technical director at WSP, explains why asset management matters and what the consequences can be when things go wrong.Why worry about asset...

EXPO 1520: From the past to the future at Scherbinka

Russia’s biennial rail trade fair, EXPO1520, is a four-day event held at the end of August offering extensive exhibition halls, static exhibits, a thought-provoking...

Sustainability and the fallout from scrapped electrification plans

The fallout from the Government’s decision to scrap three major electrification projects, in Wales, the Midlands and the North, is inevitably a hot topic...

RVE 2017 – New Venue, More Exhibitors

Rail Vehicle Enhancements (RVE), the rolling stock industry’s annual components and systems show, moved to a new venue for 2017 and attracted more exhibitors...

Building ScotRail’s 385s

Preparing a train operating franchise bid is a complex and expensive business. For the current ScotRail franchise, this included the requirement for electric multiple...

Bi-mode trains: Unlocking opportunity?

The future is bright, the future is bi-mode!” or so one might imagine with the level of focus on this type of train. There...

Siemens’ success in USA

In recent decades, there has been a noticeable revival of rail in the US and Canada. The volume of passengers is rising, the number...